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Suggestions for ways an unemployed new grad nurse can volunteer medical services to help out during the Covid-19?

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by short cake short cake (New) New

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I graduated about four months ago and still don't have a job. I'm feel so pathetic/helpless though having a license and not being of any help with the disease. Does anyone know of ways a licensed nurse can volunteer services during the pandemic? (Other than social distancing)

Thanks!

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brainsarecool has 2 years experience as a RN and specializes in Med-Surg.

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Try checking with your county health department. Ours is setting up drive through testing and looking for volunteers with or without medical experience to handle patient flow. So sorry you haven't found a job yet. It will come, and once you get your foot in the door, you will always be able to find work 🙂

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Dont come to Ireland anyway, the NMBI (regulatory board) are giving an expected turnover time of 3 months to get you on the books.

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Nurselexii specializes in Non judgmental advisor.

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14 hours ago, short cake said:

I graduated about four months ago and still don't have a job. I'm feel so pathetic/helpless though having a license and not being of any help with the disease. Does anyone know of ways a licensed nurse can volunteer services during the pandemic? (Other than social distancing)

Thanks!

Are you willing to work in rehab or LTC? Or SNF or correctional health

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DallasRN specializes in ICU/ER/Med-Surg/Case Management/Manageme.

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Unless you are in one of the states with just 1-2 cases (thus far), I would suspect you would be a welcome volunteer in many different areas. I've got almost 40 years of experience and just recently signed up on some Texas.gov site for nursing volunteers. Frankly, even with my many years of experience, I haven't worked acute care in a long time and would not feel safe doing so. However, I know there are a million and one things I could do to ease the load of the active nurses in the ICU/ED/Med Surg floors...helping to give baths, feed, vitals, provide child care for those on the front lines. If you really want to find something, you can.

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Nurselexii specializes in Non judgmental advisor.

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18 minutes ago, DallasRN said:

Unless you are in one of the states with just 1-2 cases (thus far), I would suspect you would be a welcome volunteer in many different areas. I've got almost 40 years of experience and just recently signed up on some Texas.gov site for nursing volunteers. Frankly, even with my many years of experience, I haven't worked acute care in a long time and would not feel safe doing so. However, I know there are a million and one things I could do to ease the load of the active nurses in the ICU/ED/Med Surg floors...helping to give baths, feed, vitals, provide child care for those on the front lines. If you really want to find something, you can.

You are a sweetheart!

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8 hours ago, Nurselexii said:

Are you willing to work in rehab or LTC? Or SNF or correctional health

Check out the county/local department of health websites. Many have posts calling for workers. You can also call or email local healthcare staffing companies.

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Kaylight has 2 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Med-Surg.

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Our governor was begging for nurses to come to Washington State to work not volunteer. I am still helping nurses orient on the floor.

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Runsoncoffee99 has 16 years experience and specializes in Peds.

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Shoot, I was going to ask this question and I am a nurse with 17 years experience,just no acute care experience. Mostly trach and vent private duty.

But that is exactly what they need,nurses with vent/trach experience. I honestly do NOT get it.

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DallasRN specializes in ICU/ER/Med-Surg/Case Management/Manageme.

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5 hours ago, Runsoncoffee99 said:

Shoot, I was going to ask this question and I am a nurse with 17 years experience,just no acute care experience. Mostly trach and vent private duty.

But that is exactly what they need,nurses with vent/trach experience. I honestly do NOT get it.

What don't you get? (admit it is early, just now having coffee so maybe I'm confused?)

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1 hour ago, DallasRN said:

What don't you get? (admit it is early, just now having coffee so maybe I'm confused?)

They posted on another thread that even with their experience, no one will hire them.

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DallasRN specializes in ICU/ER/Med-Surg/Case Management/Manageme.

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2 minutes ago, caliotter3 said:

They posted on another thread that even with their experience, no one will hire them.

Thanks for the clarification but the title of this thread is about volunteering so I wasn't thinking in terms of paid positions. Nonetheless, if the experience is relatively recent and comes with decent recommendations, I would imagine some type of job could be found. At least in more metro areas.

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